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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Semi-happy birthday to me

    Today is my birthday and I’m only feeling semi-happy. Despite more than a few cards, and cakes of various sizes and flavors from family, friends and well-wishers, I’m just not that connected to the event of my birth from more than half a century ago. I was born in a year...

  • Short Relief: In LePage v. the Legislature, don't count the governor out

    There is some merit to the governor's positions on whether asylum seekers should get General Assistance and whether he vetoed the Legislature's bill authorizing it. The problem is the governor doesn't explain his positions well, the media isn't inclined to help him, and any merit to his po...

  • Letter: Porter for Cumberland school board seat

    I urge the residents of Cumberland to consider voting for Jeff Porter for the SAD 51 Board of Directors. I worked with Jeff for more than 10 years on the Cumberland Town Council. I can tell you that Jeff will do a good job. Jeff is not a “yes man,” but one who gets things done and doe...

  • Letter: Freeport's Gideon deserves Dems' nomination

    On June 12, Pownal and Freeport Democrats have the opportunity to select their candidate for House District 106. I will be voting for Sara Gideon. Sara has already served the citizens of Pownal and Freeport well as a board member of Freeport Community Services. I have had the pleasure of w...

  • Letter: Cumberland should re-elect Campbell to school board

    This is an endorsement for Karen Campbell, who is running as Cumberland’s incumbent candidate for the SAD 51 Boards of Directors. Karen is currently vice chairwoman of the board and serves on the Strategic Thinking and Planning Committee, the Finance Committ...

  • Letter: Amorello column barks up the wrong tree

    Sandi Amorello begins a recent column with the unconvincing assertion: “I do not hate dogs,” then proceeds with what I found a very hateful article. She is certainly entitled to her opi...

  • Letter: Board urges support for Scarborough school budget

    As members of the Scarborough Board of Education, our mission is to advocate for the children of Scarborough by adopting a “kids first” educational program, policies and a responsible budget. Through the efforts of the Superintendent, leadership team and the School Board, a very thoug...

  • The Universal Notebook: Call it the Maine Center for So-What Reporting

    The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a good idea that just hasn’t panned out yet. I was going to say I can’t tell you how disappointed I’ve been in MCPIR, but I guess I can and I’m going to do so right now. An independent, nonpartisan investigative jour... 4

  • No Sugar Added: One mother of a Sunday

    As I sit here beneath the glow of the so-called “supermoon” (which from my particular venue looks suspiciously like the non-super moon I’ve grown to know and love) I find myself once again amazed by the plethora of entertaining subject matter which presently fills my life.

  • Letter: SAD 51 budget deserves voters' support

    After teaching language arts in Dutchess County, N.Y., for over 25 years I retired to Maine. A drawback is that my New York State teachers retirement is taxed in Maine. However, the overwhelming benefit is living close to my family here. SAD 51's many faithful volunteers in local schools is an in...